track


track
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noun
1 marks left behind by a car/a person/an animal
ADJECTIVE
deep
fresh
animal, car, tyre/tire

The beach is criss-crossed with animal tracks.

VERB + TRACK
leave, make

Rabbits had left tracks in the snow.

cover, hide (both often figurative)

He had been careless, and had done little to cover his tracks.

follow
TRACK + NOUN
marks
PREPOSITION
on the track of (often figurative)

She felt the excitement of a journalist on the track of a good story.

PHRASES
freeze in your tracks, halt in your tracks, stop in your tracks (all figurative)
halt sb/sth in their/its tracks, stop sb/sth in their/its tracks (all figurative)

The disease was stopped in its tracks by improved hygiene.

make tracks (figurative)

It's getting late—I'd better make tracks (= leave).

2 path/rough road
ADJECTIVE
narrow
wide
steep
bumpy (esp. BrE), dusty, muddy, rough, rutted, sandy, stony (esp. BrE)
ancient
cinder (esp. BrE), dirt, mud
cart (esp. BrE), cycle, sheep (esp. BrE), ski
single

a single-track road with passing places (BrE)

farm, forest, forestry (BrE), mountain
perimeter

A few planes were parked on the perimeter track of the airfield.

main
VERB + TRACK
follow
TRACK + VERB
lead

The track leads across a field.

fork

When the track forks, take the left fork.

PREPOSITION
along a/the track, down a/the track, up a/the track

Continue along the farm track for another hundred yards.

PHRASES
off the beaten track (= not in a place that most people go to)
on the right track, onto the right track (both figurative)

The new manager successfully got the team back onto the right track.

on the wrong track (figurative)

The police were on the wrong track when they treated the case as a revenge killing.

3 special path, often in a circle, for racing
ADJECTIVE
race (usually racetrack), running
indoor, outdoor
all-weather
training, warm-up
flagship (AmE)
oval
fast
eighth-mile, one-mile, etc.
dog, greyhound
harness (AmE)
VERB + TRACK
build
operate, own

The company already operates a greyhound track.

TRACK + NOUN
race
announcer (AmE)
official, superintendent (AmE), worker
operator, owner
surface
condition
4 (AmE) athletics
TRACK + NOUN
championship, event, meet (see also track and field)
practice

Yesterday I had track practice.

athlete, runner
champion, star
team
coach
5 metal rails on which a train runs
ADJECTIVE
rail, railroad (AmE), railway (BrE), train, tram
double, single
elevated
eastbound, westbound, etc.
narrow-gauge, standard-gauge
VERB + TRACK
lay
cross
come off (BrE), jump (AmE), leave

The train had left the tracks.

TRACK + NOUN
layout
6 direction/course that sb/sth takes
ADJECTIVE
fast, inside

an inside track to the ear of government

parallel, twin

a twin-track approach to crime

career

She decided to change her career track.

forecast (= the track that a storm, hurricane, etc. is predicted to take)
VERB + TRACK
switch

He switched tracks and went back to college.

PREPOSITION
along a/the track

Sculpture developed along a similar track to painting.

on (a/the) track

A UN spokesman insisted that the implementation of the peace plan is back on track.

The ship was on a southerly track.

track for

She seems to be on the fast track for promotion.

track to

The country is on the fast track to democracy.

PHRASES
keep track of sth (= to know what is happening, where sth is, etc.)

Keep track of all your payments by writing them down in a book.

lose track of sth (= to not know what is happening, where sth is, etc.)

I was so absorbed in my work that I lost track of time.

7 single song/piece of music
ADJECTIVE
album
live
pre-recorded
title
lead, lead-off (AmE), opening
closing, final
main
unreleased
original
bonus
dance, disco
backing
drum, guitar, instrumental, rhythm, solo, vocal (see also soundtrack)
standout (AmE)

This song is easily the disc's standout track (= the best track).

VERB + TRACK
create, cut, lay down, mix, produce, record

She had already cut a couple of tracks as lead singer with her own group.

write
remix
release
download
play
listen to
TRACK + VERB
feature sb/sth, include sth
TRACK + NOUN
title
list, listing
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verb
Track is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑satellite
Track is used with these nouns as the object: ↑development, ↑index, ↑missile, ↑movement, ↑performance, ↑progress, ↑shipment, ↑storm, ↑target, ↑usage

Collocations dictionary. 2013.

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